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  Lawmakers address Chicago gun violence

Congressmen hold summit on Chicago gun violence

  Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush, Danny Davis and Robin Kelly have called an emergency summit to combat gun violence in the city of Chicago. In the first seven months of 2013, 226 people have died from gunshot wounds in the city.’s Trymaine Lee will join MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo with the l

Gun violence in Chicago: Black leaders convene ‘emergency summit’

“We’re not going to save every life or change every life around. But people want to have hope," said Rep. Kelly of the summit plans. "I don’t want it to be just talk. We need to come up with solutions.” Full story

Gun violence claims 11 in Chicago over holiday weekend

  Chicago is just one of the cities across the country where the death toll from gun violence continues to rise. Melissa Harris-Perry examines what are the possibilities and options for getting gun violence under control in American cities with Buddy Roemer, Dana Kaplan, Ronal Serpas, and Latoya Cantr

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  Violence ramps up in Chicago

The city of Chicago has been battling an epidemic of gun violence in recent days, with more than 30 people wounded in shootings since Wednesday. NBC’s Carl Quintanilla reports.

  Gun safety advocates press ahead despite media's wandering attention

Rachel Maddow reports on progress and continued impassioned activism for new gun safety regulations in the states, even as the media's narrative has grown lazy.

  The need for mental health in the wake of gun violence

The MHP panel discusses the need for mental health services in communities that deal frequently with gun violence and the fact that after experiencing such trauma, “you’re allowed to have feelings about it.”

  Name-calling, yelling following one man’s fight on the front lines for gun control

John Cantin, who lost his daughter – and nearly his own life – due to gun violence, joins Martin Bashir to share the venom and bile directed at he and other gun control advocates at a gun control rally in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

  Close to 50 people shot in Chicago over the weekend

Despite a 34 percent drop in the number of murders from last year, gun violence still poses a major problem in Chicago. Gun reform advocate Father Michael Pfleger joins NewsNation to talk about this pervasive problem.

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